New Living Translation
I am telling you this so no one will deceive you with well-crafted arguments.
King James Bible
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
Darby Bible Translation
And I say this to the end that no one may delude you by persuasive speech.
World English Bible
Now this I say that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.
Young's Literal Translation
and this I say, that no one may beguile you in enticing words,
Colossians 2:4 Parallel
CommentaryColossians 2:4 Parallel Commentaries
I shall this morning, by God's help, address you upon the two portions of the text. First, I shall endeavour to describe Christ as spoiling his enemies on the cross; and having done that I shall lead your imagination and your faith further on to see the Saviour in triumphal procession upon his cross, leading his enemies captive, and making a shew of them openly before the eyes of the astonished universe. I.First, our faith is invited this morning to behold CHRIST MAKING A SPOIL OF PRINCIPALITIES …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
A Warning to Believers
Conflict and Comfort.
Bands of Love; Or, Union to Christ. "I Drew them with Cords of a Man, with Bands of Love: and I was to them as they that Take Off the Yoke on their Jaws, and I Laid Meat unto Them. " --Hosea xi. 4.
Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.
1 Corinthians 2:4
And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit.
With the Lord's authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused.
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